Faculty Profile: Stephen Shields

Stephen ShieldsJackson, Shields, Yeiser , Holt, Owen & Bryant
Previous Courses Taught (51)
  • Dispute Resolution 2023 CLE/CME: Mediation Updates
  • Dispute Resolution Annual Forum 2023 (Live Virtual)
  • Litigation Law Forum 2023
  • Dispute Resolution 2020: Mediation: Implications of Case Law
  • Mediation Advocacy (CME)
  • POSTPONED: Dispute Resolution Annual Forum 2020
  • Tennessee FastTrack in Memphis
  • Dispute Resolution: Ethical Considerations for the Mediator and Advocate
  • Dispute Resolution Forum 2019
  • Dispute Resolution Forum 2018
  • Creating and Managing Productive Relationships in Mediation - Practical and Ethical Considerations
  • State Government: Negotiations
  • Dispute Resolution Forum 2017
  • Creating and Managing Productive Relationships in Mediation - Practical and Ethical Considerations
  • Creating and Managing an Employee Dispute Resolution Plan
  • State Government Attorneys' Forum 2016
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum 2016
  • Mediation Advocacy
  • Barriers to Negotiations and Techniques for Overcoming Barriers
  • Mediator and Advocates as Allies in the Mediation Process
  • Turn Disputes into Deals:
  • Understanding Conflict: The Third Position Tool
  • Understanding Conflict: Insights for the Mediator
  • Understanding Conflict: Mindfulness & Conflict Resolution
  • Understanding Conflict: Psychological Theories
  • Understanding Conflict: The Psychology of Settlement
  • Ethics: Tennessee ADR
  • ADR: Settlement Issues
  • Arbitration Today - Cutting Edge Concepts for the Practitioner
  • Skills for Lawyers: Negotiation Strategies
  • Court Square Series 2012 - Jackson
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Series: Prepare for Mediation 2011
  • Tennessee ADR Legal & Ethical Update
  • ADR: Resolving Business and Family Disputes
  • ADR: Closing the Deal in Mediation
  • ADR: Enforcement of Settlement Issues
  • Collaborative Law: Understanding the Process
  • Arbitration: Significant Issues for the Practitioner
  • Understanding Conflict: The Why Behind The What
  • Plant Closings & Mass Layoffs Under the WARN Act 2011
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Series: Prepare for Mediation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum 2011
  • Collaborative Law - A New Process
  • Tennessee ADR Legal Update
  • Mediator's Toolbox
  • Mediation: The Dance and the Deal
  • Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009
  • Access to Justice Panel Discussion
  • Plant Closings & Mass Layoffs Under the WARN Act
  • Court Square Series: Dyersburg
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Annual Forum
Biography

Stephen L. Shields, JD, LLM is the founding member of Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute and a Partner in the Memphis law firm of Jackson, Shields, Yeiser, Holt, Owen & Bryant.  He is a Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator as well as Rule 31 General Civil Mediation Trainer. Mr. Shields is an appointed Commissioner on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission. Mr. Shields will serve as Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission beginning January 10, 2022 for a two-year term.  He is a Listed Mediator in the Mediator Profile Directory of the United States District Court Western District of Tennessee.  Mr. Shields is a frequent speaker and author regarding alternative dispute resolution topics.  He is also a founding member as well as the Past-Chair of the Mid-South Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM).  He is the Past-Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Executive Council as well as Past-Chair of the Memphis Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and Past-President of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators. In 2015, Mr. Shields was chosen as the recipient of the Grayfred Gray Public Service in Mediation Award. He is an adjunct professor at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis where he is the Director of the Mediation Clinic. He has been listed in Best Lawyers since 1991.